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Tau Taurids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Tau Taurids Meteor Shower Occur

The Tau Taurids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Taurus. The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 244 degrees, this value is the the date of maximum activity. It is measured as a degree with zero degree indicating spring equinox (roughly March 21st/22nd). 90 is the Summer Solstice, 180 is the Autumn Equinox and 270 is the Winter Solstice. This degree is independent of the calender. AMS .

The source of the meteor shower is Asteroid 2003 UL3. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Tau Tauri. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (69.7) and the Declination (24.7).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 26 km/s.

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Tau Taurids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated Asteroid2003 UL3
Closest Star to Radiant PointTau Tauri
Peak Activity Date26th November
Right Ascension69.7
Solar Longitude / λ ☉244 °
Semi-Major Axis2.1700

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